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Thanksgiving in Sharpsburg and Reed Bingham State Park

Thanksgiving in Sharpsburg and Reed Bingham State Park

When originally planning our route south earlier this year, we anticipated entering Florida sometime in early November. The three-week delay in my hometown altered our plans a bit, so when we realized we’d be passing through Georgia in November we couldn’t help but wonder where we might be for Thanksgiving. While at the pizza shop over the past three years, we closed the restaurant for the day of Thanksgiving and remained open the day before and the day after. Ashley…

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Indian Springs State Park, Flovilla GA

Indian Springs State Park, Flovilla GA

As Thanksgiving approached, our travel plans wandered back inland toward Atlanta with one more stop planned along the way. Indian Springs State Park is located outside of Flovilla GA, just under ten miles from High Falls State Park. After briefly researching the two options online, we chose to book a few nights at Indian Springs based mostly on reviews coupled with the unique feature of the natural mineral spring on the property. The couple we met in Savannah tipped us…

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Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah GA

Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah GA

The historic port city of Savannah, Georgia beckoned as we burrowed deeper into the southeastern United States. Our chosen route departed from Columbia, South Carolina and followed US-321 through sleepy little towns, past many abandoned and dilapidated buildings, and along cotton fields stretching for what seemed like miles into the horizon on both sides of the road. We deliberately avoided I-95 simply because barreling down the highway mile after tedious mile isn’t an appealing travel option for us. Back roads…

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Sesquicentennial State Park, Columbia SC

Sesquicentennial State Park, Columbia SC

Lying in the Sandhills region of South Carolina, Sesquicentennial State Park is a pine-filled respite from the nearby state capital of Columbia. Featuring over 1,400 acres of forest, camping, picnic areas, trails, and a lake, “Sesqui” was once a popular swimming destination in the 1950s and 60s as visitors traveled to Centennial Lake with their families and friends. Although now closed to swimmers, current visitors continue to enjoy boating and fishing in the lake and the surrounding streams. Completed in…

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Asheville, NC – Land of Amazing Craft Beer

Asheville, NC – Land of Amazing Craft Beer

I love craft beer. This is probably obvious to anyone who’s read the blog before or scrolled through some of our photos on Instagram. I specifically love a well-brewed craft beer, created with purposeful intent by someone who honestly cares about the end product and sharing that finished good with the public. I’ve been homebrewing on and off over the last decade or so, starting out with the most basic methods and gradually working up to the all-grain process, which…

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Bolar Mountain Campground, Warm Springs VA

Bolar Mountain Campground, Warm Springs VA

Colder nights began to settle in as we embarked on our journey south, leaving the hills of western Pennsylvania for the mountains along the border between Virginia and West Virginia. Our drive took us over 200 miles, through a tiny section of rural Maryland followed by a wide swath of the West Virginia countryside as the changing leaves displayed their best autumn colors on all sides. We paused for lunch and to stretch our legs at Seneca Rocks in the…

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Caledonia State Park and Points West

Caledonia State Park and Points West

Autumn in the northeast is a time of transition, as the temperature slowly dips lower and the leaves gradually shift from lush green hues to fiery orange, deep red, sunny yellow, and all shades in between. The time came for us to depart with the intention of chasing warmer weather south to eventually experience our first winter not surrounded by icy snow and freezing winds. After a slight but enjoyable delay in my hometown, our journey began with a short…

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Relaxing and Recharging in Cross Roads PA

Relaxing and Recharging in Cross Roads PA

To paraphrase the mathematician and author John Allen Paulos, “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is…” We’re just about ready to return to the open road, after an unplanned extended stay in my hometown. Thanks to the kindness and generosity of my parents, we once again rolled Cecil into their driveway and set up home for a few weeks longer than intended, due to some needed temporary medical treatment. Shortly after arriving here for our planned visit, I was diagnosed…

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Our First Six Months with the RV

Our First Six Months with the RV

After a summer filled with exploring new places, we’ve returned to a familiar location for a few weeks to visit with family, plan the next leg of our ongoing journey, and reflect on our first six months with the RV. We’re both still novice RVers, but we’ve learned a bit during our summer travels that might be interesting to share with anyone following along, or anyone considering the RV lifestyle.  Let’s jump right in! The RV is both our home…

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Back to PA – Locust Lake State Park

Back to PA – Locust Lake State Park

After wrapping up our tour through Vermont, we steered the RV west back into New York for a brief stop at Love Apple Farm before venturing onward to Locust Lake State Park in Pennsylvania. Love Apple Farm features pick-your-own fruit from the expansive orchard of apple, peach, plum, and cherry trees, as well as a large farm market with local produce, meats, cheeses, and freshly baked goods. After a delicious lunch at the cafe, we stocked up on fresh fruits…

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